We Will Continue Probing Corrupt Officials For Many Years – Buhari

We Will Continue Probing Corrupt Officials For Many Years – Buhari

By News Desk | The Trent on October 29, 2015
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Nigerian former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari speaks moments after he was presented with a certificate to show he won the election in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. | AP/Sunday Alamba

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 availed that the trial of corrupt officials would be continued for the next few years.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari made the assertion in New Delhi, the Indian capital when addressing the Nigerian community in the Asian country on the sidelines of the country to participate in the third summit of the India-Africa Forum

He said: “The anti-corruption campaign will be ongoing for many years. We are committed to the enthronement of good governance that plugs the loopholes in public sector accounting, and the use of scarce resources for public good.

“We are determined to demonstrate exemplary leadership that will make our citizens to change their ways in a manner that lays a solid foundation for reconstruction and development.

“I am confident that our approach to fighting corruption through value re-orientation, improved internal processes and systems and the rule of law, as well as enhancing the capacity of the various anti-corruption agencies and institutions will prove more enduring in addressing this evil.

“In the meantime, we will continue to prosecute those who have been indicted for corrupt practices and ensure that stolen funds are recovered, to serve as a deterrent to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain.

“I wish to assure you that we shall do our best to fix the economy, create jobs for the teeming population of our youths and make the home environment safe, secure and more attractive to Nigerians outside the country like your good selves.

“On the economy, our aim is to address the challenge of infrastructure in all its ramifications, especially power and transportation. We are seeking to create jobs through agriculture, mining, industrial value-addition and the promotion of small scale enterprises.

“We are also taking steps to address criminality across the country. We are tackling the menace of terrorism posed by Boko Haram head on and I am pleased to note that though sporadic attacks on soft targets have not stopped, the overall capacity of Boko Haram to hold territory and determine the course of the conflict has been severely degraded.

“If the current positive trends are maintained, we are confident that by the end of this year, we would have succeeded in permanently turning the tide against the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria,” the President explained.

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